2,000 Community Leaders Convene at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute to Learn Prevention Strategies to Address Drug Crisis

WHAT:                 CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is holding its 16th annual Mid-Year Training Institute to convene approximately 2,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the world to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health challenges threatening communities. Featured speakers from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will share their strategic priorities. Plus, more than 100 training sessions will explore the latest science and evidence-based prevention strategies related to the opioid epidemic, marijuana, tobacco, and more. Mid-Year also welcomes more than 200 youth who will take part in CADCA’s youth-led, adult-guided civic engagement training, CADCA’s Youth Leadership training, where they’ll learn how to become drug prevention advocates and powerful community leaders.

WHEN:                 July 23 - 27, 2017

WHERE:                Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, Ga. 30303        

KEY MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Monday, July 24 The Opening Plenary and Breakfast will feature several renowned experts:
    • General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO, CADCA, will discuss the state of the prevention field and its future;
    • Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, DEA, will keynote the plenary and speak to the DEA’s current and future strategic plans and how community coalitions are key to their success;
    • Kana Enomoto, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, SAMHSA, will also serve as a featured speaker and provide an update on SAMHSA’s substance use research; and
    • Carlos Martinez, CADCA Youth Trainer, will share how and why communities must collaborate with youth to make a positive social impact.
       
  • Wednesday, July 26 – ONDCP Acting Director Richard Baum will keynote the ONDCP Town Hall Meeting and discuss his organization’s upcoming key initiatives.
     

To view all the training sessions and speakers at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute, visit cadca.org/myti.

About CADCA

The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.  This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.